Aching shoulder

Frozen shoulder

Frozen Shoulder

Adhesive capsulitis is the medical term for frozen shoulder. It is a condition causing pain and restricted movement in the shoulder joint. There are three phases that a Frozen shoulder will pass through; a freezing phase, a stiff phase and a thawing phase where the pain gradually reduces and mobility increases. Symptoms Painful (freezing) phase …

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Rotator cuff strain

Rotator Cuff Tear

A rotator cuff strain is a tear to any of the four rotator cuff muscles in the shoulder. It is is common in throwing and racket sports. A torn rotator cuff can range from mild to severe. Here we explain the symptoms, causes, treatment and exercises. Symptoms Torn rotator cuff symptoms at the time of …

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AC joint sprain

AC Joint Separation/Sprain

An AC joint separation, or AC joint sprain, is an injury to the ligaments which hold the acromioclavicular joint together at the top of the shoulder. Here we explain the symptoms, causes and treatment for AC joint sprains. Symptoms AC joint sprains are often caused by a fall onto an outstretched arm. Symptoms include: Pain …

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Supraspinatus Rupture

The supraspinatus muscle runs along the top of the shoulder blade and inserts at the top of the arm, or humerus bone, and is one of the four rotator cuff muscles. A supraspinatus rupture can occur from a fall and from activities like throwing, causing an immediate, sharp shoulder pain. The treatment needed to recover …

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Suprascapular Neuropathy

Suprascapular neuropathy usually occurs as a result of traction damage to the suprascapular nerve, causing an aching or burning pain at the back and or side of the shoulder joint. This nerve can become damaged in sports that use overhead arm actions like cricket and tennis. Resting from these aggravating activities is the main way …

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Referred Shoulder Pain

Pain in the shoulder can be referred to or caused by, a problem in another area of the body such as the neck or spine. Pressure on nerves from various causes can result in pain being transmitted into the shoulder. General pain in the arm, shoulder, neck and chest areas can indicate a referred pain …

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Pec Major Tendon Inflammation

The Pectoralis Major tendon is weakest where it inserts into the arm or humerus bone. Common sports that can inflame the tendon include racket sports, rowing, swimming and weight training. The pain when performing these activities will probably have increased over a period of time. Resting from these sports is essential to recovering from this …

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Shoulder impingement

Shoulder Impingement Syndrome

Shoulder impingement syndrome is sometimes called swimmer’s shoulder, or thrower’s shoulder. It is caused by the tendons of the rotator cuff becoming trapped as they pass through the shoulder joint. On this page: Symptoms & diagnosis Causes & anatomy Treatment & rehabilitation Go direct to: Impingement syndrome exercises Impingement syndrome symptoms & diagnosis Symptoms of …

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